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Unexplored places in Vietnam: Top the fantastic caves in Vietnam (Part 1)


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The most beautiful and enigmatic works of nature are caves. Traveling to caves to learn its secrets usually increases people’s awe and admiration for nature’s power. The fact that these natural miracles exist demonstrates to us how little humanity and the things we value highly are in comparison to nature. Thankfully, our world was endowed with innumerable spectacular caves, the most of which are found in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, a designated World Natural Heritage site. Phong Nha is sometimes referred to as the Kingdom of Vietnamese Caves for this reason.

Not only does Vietnam have a distinctive culture and a glorious past, but it is also blessed by nature with some of the world’s most amazing sights, including the biggest and most stunning cave systems. Top caves in Vietnam make a science fiction adventure a reality!

Cave System in Trang An Complex (Ninh Binh)

Cave System in Trang An Complex
Cave System in Trang An Complex – Source: Internet

The Trang An cave system is a magnificent piece of natural art. The scenery here is like a natural geographic museum with a chain of caves, mountains, forests, rivers, and historical relics. The ecology of the Trang An cave has some of Vietnam’s most beautiful natural scenery and greatest shelters. The Trang An cave population, according to surveys and study materials, has more than 310 plants thriving there, including rare kinds of wood, herbs, fungi, algae, etc. About 30 types of wild animals, 50 species of birds, reptiles, and uncommon animals like chamois or jaguar are also found in the Trang An community.

48 large and small caves, including Dark Cave, Bright Cave, Three Drops Cave, Tran Cave, Cook Wine Cave, Son Duong Cave, Quy Hau Cave, and Hang Seo Cave, make up the Trang An cave complex. The water caverns range in length from 200 to 350 meters. You may travel to all of these caverns by boat, and you’ll have an amazing time in Trang An!

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Son Doong (Quang Binh)

Son Doong
Son Doong- Source: Internet

The world’s largest cave, Son Doong is also the most magnificent cave in Vietnam. In 2009–2010, cave scientists from the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) found and examined Son Doong Cave. Since 2013, the Son Doong cave exploring program has been run as part of adventure travel.

Son Doong Cave can be up to 5 km long, with its largest chambers reaching heights of 200 m and widths of 150 m. The size of Son Doong Cave is equivalent to a 40-story building in New York City. Son Doong Cave totally eclipsed Deer Cave in Malaysia, the largest cave in the world at the time, with a measured capacity of up to 38.5 million cubic meters. Son Doong Cave surveys also reveal that the stalactites there are the tallest in the world, reaching heights of up to 80 meters. As a result, Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in both Vietnam and the entire world, is constantly on the list of adventure enthusiasts’ must-visit locations.

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Dau Go Cave (Quang Ninh)

Dau Go Cave
Dau Go Cave – Source: Internet

Dau Go Cave, sometimes called “Wooden Hidden Cave,” is a mysteriously beautiful cave that can be found on Dau Go Island. Behind this cave still hides many stories, thrilling legends, and what makes the cave attractive. A French journalist first highlighted Dau Go Cave’s beauty in 1938 in an article titled “Cave of Wonders,” which is essentially equivalent to “Cave of Natural Wonders.” Dau Go Cave, which dates back two million years, is situated 27 meters above sea level.

Dau Go Cave features a very rich vegetation, including ferns, mosses, fleshy trees, etc., in addition to many enormous stone columns and stalactites. This cave’s large blue stalactite block that resembles a massive marine jellyfish is one of its remarkable features. Hundreds of stalactites hang from the 25m-high ceiling of Dau Go cave, giving the impression that a cascade is pouring down from the cave’s top. Dau Go Cave has become one of Vietnam’s most distinctive caves thanks to these fascinating features.

Paradise Cave (Quang Binh)

Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave – Source: Internet

The “Imperial Palace in the Ground” and Paradise Cave are two of Vietnam’s most spectacular caverns. Paradise Cave is also a well-known tourist attraction in Phong Nha today because of its enormous size and innumerable exquisite and uncommon stalactites. You will have amazing experiences and be in awe of Paradise Cave’s and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park’s splendor if you visit. Prior to the discovery of Paradise Cave, Phong Nha Cave was thought to be the longest cave in the region. However, when discovered, Paradise Cave surpassed Phong Nha Cave to become the longest cave, up to 15km long.

Located 200m from sea level, Paradise Cave has an estimated height of about 72m, while the width is up to 150m. Paradise Cave is simply magnificent beyond all comprehension. Furthermore, according to cave specialists, Paradise Cave has some of the most gorgeous stalactites they have ever seen, further demonstrating why it should be considered one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam.

Mua Cave (Ninh Binh Province)

Mua Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam and, at the same time, a famous tourist destination in Ninh Binh. You will need to ascend almost 50 stairs that run along the summit of Ngu Long Mountain in order to get to the entrance of the Dance Cave. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular natural scenery of the Dance Cave and the whole Trang An scenic spot. To reach the entrance of the Dance cave, you’ll have to negotiate a difficult path, notably the angular stone stairs that circle the top of Ngu Long mountain.

What makes Mo Cave one of the most famous caves in Vietnam is the beauty of the cave and the natural scenery seen from above to the top of the mountain. As soon as you reach the top of Ngu Long Mountain, you will enjoy a beautiful watercolor painting covering the whole landscape of Trang An, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh.

Hang En (Quang Binh)

Hang En
Hang En – Source: Internet

One of Vietnam’s most magnificent caverns, Hang En is also the third-largest cave in the world by volume (after Malaysia’s Deer Cave and Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave). Deep under the tropical forests of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hang En is one of the most well-known and stunning caves on the planet.

The third largest cave in the world, Hang En, is one of Vietnam’s most well-known and stunning caves. It is located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the province of Quang Binh and runs for up to 2 kilometers. Hang En has 3 cave doors, of which the largest and most beautiful cave door is up to 120m high and 140m wide — surrounded by dense mountains and forests covering the cave, creating an unspoiled and stunningly beautiful natural scene. In the center of En Cave, there are some regions that can reach heights of 100 meters and widths of 180 meters, making them so big that the powerful light from the flashlight shining within the cave virtually cannot reach the cave wall. One of Vietnam’s most amazing caverns, Hang En is so beautiful and enormous that you must see it at least once in your life.

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